Following his victory, Trudeau was hoisted on the shoulders of his supporters. The slender eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, who was expected to box his way to a points-only finish, instead pounded his foe into submission with a series of unschooled but powerful haymakers. In the final round, his attack became unrelenting and Brazeau was clearly exhausted. (Photos: Chris Wattie/Reuters)
The boxing match is part of Fight for the Cure, an annual gala featuring matches between “white-collar” Ottawans such as CTV anchor Terry Marcotte and lobbyist Walter Robinson, who fought last year. All proceeds go toward increasing “survivorship” among cancer patients in the Ottawa region.
Mr. Trudeau received training as a boxer in his youth, although he has never employed his skills in the ring. “He really wanted to see if he could compete properly,” said Rob Imbeault, one of the event organizers.